Yalim Ali Seyfi Yalcin, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

Dr. Yalim Yalcin graduated from Istanbul University School of Medicine in 1990. He trained in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology in N.Y. He is a board certified pediatric interventional cardiologist with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of interventional procedures and devices that are currently on the market. 

Why I Treat Children

My father was a doctor. I grew up in an environment that appreciated both the difficulties and the spiritual satisfaction of helping people heal. I always wanted to be a doctor, and thought it was a great way to help people. During medical school and my internship year I realized that kids were very vulnerable. When their children were sick, families were hopeless and looking for help desperately. Helping a child to heal and smile, and being there for the families during difficult times was a great feeling. This is why I became a pediatrician.

What I'm Passionate About

Being a pediatric cardiologist, most of the time we are dealing with serious, life-threatening conditions. So we need to be passionate about the safety and quality of the services that we provide. We should be able to deliver the best practices to our patients and their families. That requires us to be up to date with new treatments and continuous medical education. This is definitely a collaborative team effort, with colleagues trained and experienced in treating babies, small children, adolescents and even grown-up adults with congenital heart disease. We all need to be precise and should practice the safest and best quality medicine. 

How I Try to Make A Difference

It is very important that we are able to help others that can’t reach us and therefore can’t get the quality treatment they need. This is why I have been traveling to underserved areas in countries like North Macedonia and Azerbaijan for medical missions to treat and help children with heart conditions there who are not able to get the treatment options they should have. 

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Cardiology - NorthShore Evanston Hospital, 1997


  • Academic General Pediatrics - Istanbul Bilim University, 1991


  • Academic General Pediatrics - Long Island College Hospital/Closed, 1994

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Istanbul Universitesi, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis
  • Pulmonary Artery Sling
  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Truncus Arteriosus
  • Ventricular Septal Defects

Research Activities

  • Involved in development of a new sizing device to understand the size and shape of the holes in the heart to use the best fit, size and type of the device for closure in the cath lab without surgery
  • Interested in the field of computer simulations of different types of interventional procedures and machine learning for better outcomes

Medical Interests

  • Treatment of heart conditions without surgery in the catheterization lab
  • Hybrid treatment of specific heart problems, working together with surgeons when possible with less invasive methods

  • English
  • Turkish